Idle Architecture Studio
Cremorne, VIC, Australia
The Architect’s Warehouse project by Idle Architecture Studio is the transformation of a dilapidated warehouse to a modern open workspace.
Situated in the heart of Cremorne in Victoria, designers from Idle Architecture Studio purchased a run-down brick warehouse from the 1920s and set about creating a new work space for the firm.
The building had sat unloved for many years and was in desperate need of a major renovations. While retaining its essential character the old warehouse took on a new lease of life as a light-filled, open-plan office. The existing brick-work and block-work, original timber roof-trusses and various other original details were retained and restored.
New design features created by Idle throughout, was a mezzanine level, a light well, a re-roof of the entire building and a re-alignment of the beautiful timber trusses which runs the full length of the site.
Where new elements were inserted Idle ensured they were complimentary to the original materials throughout the space – textural, rich yet understated.
Large feature windows provide priceless snapshots of the historic precinct, as well as allowing natural light to enter into what was an originally deep and dark space.
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Published: 16 March, 2018